Here's the latest: I received this email from Lifestyles:
Thank you for your email. While we realize that the consolidation into the Monroe Family YMCA seems like an inconvenience at first thought we would like to take a moment to point out some of the positive aspects of this transition. The YMCA does offer a women's only area in the locker room, private lockers, showers and saunas, a pool, a gymnasium, aerobics and a supervised kid's klub. The staff at the YMCA is friendly and willing to help you familiarize yourself with their equipment. You can visit the YMCA to get an updated copy of the new aerobics schedule, which most classes are included in the price of your membership.
We are writing to confirm we have received your request for cancellation of your membership agreement. We are not able to grant your request, at this time. The following is the contractual obligation by the member in the case of seller's transfer of membership as stated on the back of the membership agreement:
TRANSFER OF MEMBERSHIP: Unless prohibited by law, in the event Seller ceases operations at the Fitness Center location identified on the front of the Contract, Seller reserves the right to transfer Buyer's membership privileges to another facility located within a reasonable distance of the closed facility or within such distance as otherwise provided by law.
We do apologize for any frustration or confusion you've encountered. We are legally responsible for the following terms and conditions outlined in the agreement. The above terms are outlined in the legal binding membership agreement you signed. We appreciate and thank you for your cooperation and understanding of the membership agreement.
A copy of your contract is available upon written request to Lifestyles for Ladies Only PO Box 677 Lambertville, MI 48144.
If you need further assistance familiarizing yourself with the YMCA or for any further questions, please call them at 734-241-2606.
Yours in Good Health,
Lifestyles Customer Service
My response: Again I told them I want to cancel my membership. I again gave them the reasons why. I told them if they did not cancel it I would seek further recourse. I have not heard back from the bank draft company - I will call them this afternoon. Keep you posted!
I called ASF (1-800-525-8967) they said my letter was forwarded to the cancellation dept and if there were any problems they will contact me within 10 business days. So we will see what happens!. You can go on their website www.myasfaccount.com/cancel/cancelcontract.asp
and read the "Request to Cancel Retail Sales Contract". Take notice to "A comparable facility is not provided." The notice also states "The facility has no authority to cancel your contract...in any way whatsoever" (The facility assigns all rights to them)